Coronavirus Lockdown: Mumbai Police Using Drones For Surveillance, Spreading Awareness About Staying Indoors

Coronavirus Lockdown: Mumbai Police Using Drones For Surveillance, Spreading Awareness About Staying IndoorsCamera Drone (Representative Image) (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

To enforce the 21-day lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai Police are using drones to monitor people and ensure they stayed inside their homes or maintained social distancing while out on the streets, reports ANI.

These drones are being used to monitor the narrow lanes inside the city and at the same time alert people to stay indoors through announcements.

“Brothers and sisters, curfew has been imposed till April 14. You are requested not to step out of your homes. This is the only way to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. If you are found stepping outside your homes without any valid reason, then you would be charged under Section 188 of IPC,” the Police announcement said.

As of Thursday (26 March), the number of positive coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has increased to 124.